Advocacy & Safety


Unify the voices of thousands of bicycle enthusiasts and the bicycle industry to advance bicycle access and safety through educational partnerships.

Adventure Cycling Association
America’s bicycle travel experts mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.

Bikes Belong
Sponsored by the U.S. bicycle industry, the goal of Bikes Belong is to put more people on bicycles more often.

Complete Streets
The National Complete Streets Coalition seeks to fundamentally transform the look, feel and function of the roads throughout the United States. Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users.

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
Bringing out the best in mountain biking, IMBA encourages low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, grass roots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions.

The League of American Bicyclists (LAB)
Promoting bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, while working through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

National Bicycle Tour Directors Association (NBTDA)
A national organization representing multi-day bicycle tours and featuring one of the most exhaustive online directories of recreational touring events.

The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW)
Created to change the way communities are planned, designed and managed, NCBW ensures that people of all ages and abilities can walk and bike easily, safely and regularly.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Logo
Working with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America’s environment, economy, neighborhoods and people.

Safe Routes
The National Center for Safe Routes to School assists communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school.

Thunderhead Alliance
Created to strengthen and unite state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.


Bike Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMn)
Is a state wide organization, working with government and local bike advocacy groups to make Minnesota a more bicycle friendly place, so people ride more often.

Minnesota Cycle Federation (MCF)
An organization comprised of bicycle racing clubs whose purpose is the education and promotion of bicycle racing skills, safety and the promotion of races for bicycle racers.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
Offering bicyclist important information for trip planning; safety tips; and links to other State Agencies in Minnesota involved in Bicycling issues.

Minnesota Mountain Bike (MORC)
A volunteer organization dedicated to safeguarding the future of mountain biking in Minnesota through the promotion of responsible riding, establishment and maintenance of mountain biking trails, and preservation of Minnesota’s natural resources.

Minnesota Non-motorized Transportation Advisory Committee (MNTAC)
A committee established to advise the Commissioner of Transportation and other state officials on issues pertaining to bicycle transportation in Minnesota.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Maintaining and protecting Minnesota’s natural resources for those interested in biking and other outdoor recreational activities.

Parks & Trail Council of Minnesota
The council exists to acquire, protect and enhance Minnesota’s critical lands for the public’s enjoyment now and in the future.

Share The Road Minnesota
Bicycle safety on Minnesota’s streets and roads is a top priority. So Mn/DOT and MNTEC have joined together as partners to eliminate deaths and reduce injuries due to bicycle-motor vehicle collisions.

Minnesota Department of Health 
Physical activity is a public health priority impacting nearly every aspect of health. Lack of physical activity, combined with a poor diet, is the second leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States and a huge economic burden on the state. Increasing dependence on cars, televisions, computers and other similar conveniences make physical activity less a part of our daily lives.

Explore Minnesota Tourism
There is something for everyone to explore in Minnesota. from places to stay; Things to do; Where to go; Events; Deals; Travel Ideas; and Planning tools, you will find it all at Explore Minnesota.


Bicycling in Minneapolis
Ranked #2 in the nation for cycling, the City of the Lakes Bicycle Program helps those who live and work in Minneapolis use bikes to lower pollution while encouraging cost-effective and healthy way to travel.

Bike Edina
Supports all levels of biking while connecting key destinations, including safe routes to schools while integrating with the Twin Cities’ regional bike network.

Bike Walk Twin Cities
Working to promote more biking and walking opportunities in the Twin City area.

Metro Transit
Offering programs to expand the area Twin City cyclist can cover.

Three Rivers’ Parks
Offering more than 200 miles of paved and unpaved trails that wind through and safely connecting several of the Three Rivers’ parks together.

Transit for Livable Communities (TLC)
Working to reform Minnesota’s transportation system through advocacy, organizing, and research to promote a balanced system that encourages transit, walking, bicycling, and thoughtful development.


Active Transportation Alliance (formerly Chicagoland Bicycle Federation)
Aligning its advocacy programs with social equity and community improvement, the new Alliance has embraced the power of a broad multi-modal coalition to promote bicycling, walking and public transit.

Illinois Department of Transportation
Offering bicyclists important information for trip planning; safety tips and Links to other State Agencies involved in bicycling issues.

Illinois Mountain Bike Group
Offering links to regional mountain bike advocacy.

League of Illinois Bicyclists (LIB)
A statewide organization for all Illinois bicyclists, LIB advocates and promotes bicycle access, education, and safety

The Illinois Trails Conservancy (ITC)
Formed from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, ITC’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Illinois by connecting the state’s communities and its countryside with an interconnected, multi-use public trail network for recreation and transportation.


The Iowa Bicycle Coalition
Promoting safe cycling for enjoyable recreation and transportation, through the united voices of Iowa’s road riders, mountain bikers, recreation riders, commuters and anyone else who prefers a bicycle.

Iowa Department of Transportation
Through the Bike Iowa website the department offers bicycle safety materials, bike maps, recourses on the states multi-use trails and guidelines for paved shoulders and rumble strips.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) in Iowa
Iowa is promoting walking and bicycling safety to school through the “5 Es”: engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation.


Biking In Michigan (MDOT)
With safety being an important part of cycling, MDOT offers tips and suggestions to help make your bicycle outing a safe and enjoyable experience.,1607,7-151-9615_11223—,00.html

Getting Michigan Moving
The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health & Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation are dedicated to providing opportunities that support healthy, active lifestyles.

The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB)
Supporting many bike programs and projects, LMB works closely with state and local agencies and other like-minded groups to improve conditions for bicycling in Michigan.

Michigan Mountain Biking Association
Promoting responsible mountain biking through interaction with policy makers, the cycling industry, race promoters, mountain bikers and other trail users.

Michigan’s Safe Routes To School
Find the latest up-to-date news and information regarding Michigan’s Safe Routes to School program.

Michigan Trails and Greenway Alliance (MTGA)
Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance
Fostering, then facilitating the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for environmental/cultural preservation purposes.

Promoting safe and convenient bicycling in Metro Detroit

Traverse Area Recreational Trails (TART)
United, in the Traverse City area, to create a stronger force for recreation and alternative transportation in northwest Michigan.

Tri County Bicycle Association (TCBA) 
Serving over 2,000 bicyclists, the TCBA is the largest bicycle club in Michigan.
In addition to 5 annual bicycle tours, the club offers a range of recreational rides almost every day.

U.P. Mountain Biking (UPMTB)
Working with the respective region’s DNR, chamber of commerce, tourism associations, U.S. Forest Service, UPMTB assists with many mountain bike trail system…


North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT)
Providing a transportation system that safely moves people through the state.

Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS)
Safe Routes to School is a program that enables and encourages children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school. It will make walking and bicycling to school a safe and more appealing transportation option.


South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT)
Providing a transportation system that safely moves people and goods.

Safe Routes To School
Safe Routes to School is a program that enables and encourages children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school. It will make walking and bicycling to school a safe and more appealing transportation option in South Dakota.


Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW)
Dedicated to making Wisconsin a better place to bicycle the BFW’s mission is to advocate, educate and coordinate bicycle interests in the state.

Safe Routes to School
Wisconsin’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs encourage children ages K-8 to walk and bike to school by creating safer walking and biking routes in the state.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Ranked 5th in the Nation, bicycling plays an important role in moving people in Wisconsin, many of whom rely on or choose this form of travel for their main means of transportation.